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Katia Bezerra
kbezerra@arizona.edu
Phone
520-621-5240
Office
Modern Language 540
Office Hours
Tuesday, 11a.m. - 12 p.m.
Thursday, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Bezerra, Katia C
Professor

Current Work in Progress: My current research explores the ways in which a varied of artistic expressions are reshaping the city and redefining the everyday life of urban living. It focuses specifically on the tensions and contradictions that transverse society and the ways immigrants occupy physically and symbolically the city. Selected publications: Books: Representações do espaço público (Special volume). Co-editor with Graciela Ravelli and Teresa Barbosa. Revista Aletria 31.4, 2021. Postcards from Rio: Favelas and the Contested Geographies of Citizenship. New York: Fordham University Press, 2017. Vozes em Dissonância: Mulheres, Memória e Nação. Florianópolis: Editora Mulheres, 2007. Articles and Chapters: “Adriana Lisboa: revisitando a cidade a partir de um espaço de enunciação fronteiriço.” Panoramas da literatura brasileira 2020: drama, poesia, prosa e outras escrituras. Org. Rafael Climent-Espino and Michel Mingote. São Paulo: Editora PUC-São Paulo, 2021. “JR’s Morro da Providência Exhibit: A Politics of Cultural Intervention.” Luso-Brazilian Review 57.1 (2020) 58-76. “Milton Hatoum: Redesenhando fronteiras em uma cidade em transição.” De Oriente a Ocidente: Estudos da Associação Internacional de Lusofonistas. vol. IV (2019): 205-218. “The Rio de Janeiro Case: Exploring Geographies of Resistance and Domination. ”Literature and the City. Org. Jeremy Tambling. London: Palgrave, 2016. 419-431. “Literatura afro-brasileira: a produção de novas cartografias do espaço urbano.” Mulheres em Letras: Memória, Transgressão, Linguagem. Org. Aline Alves Arruda et al. Belo Horizonte: FALE/UFMG, 2015. 7-17. Awards: Graduate College Graduate and Professional Education Teaching and Mentoring Award, University of Arizona. 2011 Distinguished Mentor Award, College of Humanities, University of Arizona, April 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Humanities, University of Arizona, April 2004. Short Biography: Dr. Katia da Costa Bezerra has published essays on Contemporary Portuguese, Brazilian and Lusophone African literature and cultures. Her theoretical approaches include questions on gender, space, nationhood, memory, urban space, and race.

Currently Teaching

PORT 399 – Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

PORT 463 – Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature

Representative topics include: major works, authors and tendencies in the literature of the Portuguese speaking countries (Brazil, Portugal, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Guin-Bissau, Porto Principe).

PORT 498 – Senior Capstone

A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required.

PORT 563 – Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature

Representative topics include: major works, authors and tendencies in the literature of the Portuguese speaking countries (Brazil, Portugal, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Guin-Bissau, Porto Principe). Graduate-level requirements include additional research and reports.

PORT 599 – Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.

PORT 699 – Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.

SPAN 599 – Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.

SPAN 920 – Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).

PORT 401 – Luso-Brazilian Literature - 1900

Overview of literary periods and introduction to the major literary figures of Portugal, Brazil and the Luso-African countries (Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Porto Principe) from the beginning of their literature to 1900.

PORT 501 – Luso-Brazilian Literature-1900

Overview of literary periods and introduction to the major literary figures of Portugal, Brazil and the Luso-African countries (Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Porto Principe) from the beginning of their literature to 1900. Graduate-level requirements include a 20-page paper and an oral presentation.